In the Oracle Solaris Cluster software, all multihost devices must be under control of the Oracle Solaris Cluster software. The Oracle Solaris Cluster software automatically creates a raw device group for each disk and tape device in the cluster. However, these cluster device groups remain in an offline state until you access them as global devices.
Registration provides the Oracle Solaris Cluster software information about which cluster nodes have a path to specific volume manager disk groups. At this point, the volume manager disk groups become globally accessible within the cluster. If more than one node can write to (master) a device group, the data stored in that device group becomes highly available. The highly available device group can be used to contain cluster file systems.
Each cluster node that is physically attached to the multihost disks provides a path to the device group.